The Vermont State Police disseminate press releases for significant criminal or public safety incidents and arrests, but it is not intended to document every public contact or response to a call-for-service. If you have a question regarding an incident or case, please contact your local state police barracks or the public information officer. Please note press releases are available on this blog for 6 months following their public release. Please contact the public information officer if you need access to one that is older.

Search This Blog

June 30, 2017

Royalton Barracks/Burglary

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B202784

TROOPER: Comtois                            

STATION: Royalton                   

CONTACT#: (802) 234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: Between 05/28/2017 and 06/30/17

LOCATION: Route 14, Brookfield, VT

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On July 30th, 2017, Vermont State Police responded to a property on Route 14 in the town of Brookfield for a report of a burglary.  Troopers determined that a trailer filled with tools and camping equipment had been broken into and multiple items were stolen.    If you have any information about this burglary please contact Trooper Comtois at the Royalton State Police Barracks.  802-234-9933

 

 

 

Trooper Alex Comtois & K9 Phoenix

Vermont State Police - Royalton

2011 VT Route 107

Bethel, VT 05032

 

Phone (802)234-9933

Fax (802)234-6520

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A403414

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tylor Rancourt                                 

STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 6/30/2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: I91S MM127.4

VIOLATION: Operation after License Suspension

 

ACCUSED: Dalton C. Harrington                                               

AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Groton, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the above date and time the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 south near mile marker 127.4 in the Town of Waterford. The operator was identified as Dalton C. Harrington (24) of Groton, VT. Investigation revealed that Harrington's privilege to operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended. He was taken into custody and transported to the St. Johnsbury Barracks for processing. Harrington was released with a citation to appear in Caledonia Superior Court at a later date.

 

COURT ACTION: (X)Y N

COURT DATE/TIME: 8/7/2017 0830 hours           

COURT: Caledonia Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

 

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

Trooper Tylor Rancourt

Vermont State Police – St. Johnsbury  Barracks

1068 US Route 5

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

(802) 748-3111

(802) 748-1585 (Fax)

E-mail: tylor.rancourt@vermont.gov

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks / Criminal DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A403419

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Justin Thompson                         

STATION: St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 06-30-17 / 1855 Hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Mile Marker 94 North, Fairlee VT

VIOLATION: Driving License Suspended Criminal

 

ACCUSED: Dalton Harrington                                              

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: E. Topsham VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 06-30-17, at approximately 1855 hours, Vermont State

Police conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation on Interstate 91 north,

near mile marker 94. The operator, Dalton Harrington, was found to be operating

under a criminally suspended driver's license. Harrington was arrested,

processed and released on a Citation to appear at Superior Court of Vermont. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 08-23-17 / 0800 AM         

COURT: Chelsea

LODGED - LOCATION: N

BAIL: N

MUG SHOT: Y

VSP Press Release-Fire Incident

VSP Press Release-Fire Incident

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A403408

INVESTIGATING TROOPERS: Detective Sr./Sergeant Thomas Williams, Det./Sgt. Steven Otis, Det./Sgt. Todd Ambroz, Det./Sgt. John MacCallum, Det./Sgt. Mike LaCourse & Division of Fire Safety Investigators and Assistant State Fire Marshal’s Tim Angell, Josh Maxham, and Paul Cerutti.                           

STATION: St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

DATE/TIME: June 29, 2017 at approximately 1835 hrs.

INCIDENT LOCATION: 468 Upper Plain (RTE 5) Bradford, Vermont

INCIDENT:  Fire/Explosion of an occupied residence

OWNER:  O’Malley                                                         

AGE: NA

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Bradford, VT.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  Case Number : 17A403408

Location: 468 Upper Plan Road

Bradford, VT

The Bradford Fire Dept. responded to the above address for a building explosion at approx. 1835 hrs.  On arrival they found the single family / 2 story house which had an event resulting in an explosion and the partial collapse of the building. There was minimal fire on arrival. The fire department was able to secure and shut down all utilities including gas and electricity.

During the initial assessment of the building the occupant(s) were not able to be located and unsure if they were still located inside the building. On scene personnel were able to locate them safely out of state.

The Bradford Fire Chief requested a origin and cause investigation.

 

The Vermont State Police / Division of Fire Safety  Fire Investigation Unit conducted an origin and cause investigation of the house explosion that occurred at the above address.

Due to the unstable conditions of the structure a 10 member team from the  Vermont State Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR) was also deployed. They provided  technical assistance in shoring up portions of the building, engineering, and technical assistance for the investigation team.

 

At this time in the investigation, it is believed that this explosion was caused by some kind of a gas leak from within the building. The house is considered a total loss.  There are no suspicious circumstances at this time and the cause appears accidental.  The investigation however still remains open and active.  Anyone with any further information regarding this incident should contact DFS Investigator Tim Angell.

   

COURT ACTION: None

COURT DATE / TIME:   NA

COURT:  NA

LODGED: NA    LOCATION: NA

BAIL:  NA

MUG SHOT: NA         

 

Detective Sr./SGT. Thomas Williams

VERMONT STATE POLICE

FIRE INVESTIGATION UNIT

B Troop West

RUTLAND BARRACKS

124 State Place

Rutland, VT. 05701-9332

Office:(802)773-9101

Fax: (802)775-6968

 

Department of Public Safety - Marijuana Registry - Press Release

Please find attached the press release announcing the Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for a fifth dispensary.

 

Let me know if you have any questions and I will respond as soon as I am able.

 

Thank you,

 

Lindsey Wells

Marijuana Program Administrator

Department of Public Safety

802-241-5222 (Office)

802-241-5230 (Fax)

 

NEW HAVEN BARRACKS / MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B502183                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Chris Hein

STATION: New Haven Barracks                                 

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: June 30, 2017

STREET: Basin Harbor Road

TOWN: Ferrisburgh

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Jersey Street

WEATHER: Cloudy           

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Haley Kent

AGE: 24     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Scituate, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Nissan

VEHICLE MODEL: Sentra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Extensive, totaled

INJURIES: Broken femur, other broken bones

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On June 30, 2017 at approximately 0715 hours Troopers from the New Haven

Barracks were dispatched to a one car motor vehicle crash in the Town of

Ferrisburgh on Basin Harbor Road. Upon further investigation it was learned that

the vehicle was traveling south at approximately 25 MPH according to statements

made by the operator. The vehicle crossed the double yellow into the opposing

lane of travel and struck a tree head on. A young passenger was also injured as a

result of the crash. Kent and the child were transported to UVM Medical Center

for evaluation and treatment. This motor vehicle crash is still under investigation,

anyone with information regarding this vehicle crash is asked to contact Trooper

Hein at the New Haven Barracks.

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted by members of Vergennes Rescue and Vergennes FD.

 

 

Criminal Action: Grossly Negligent Operation of a Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: pending further investigation

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A          

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N - unavailable

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT: Addison Superior Court

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/28/2017 at 1230 hours    

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

 

Trooper Christopher Hein

New Haven Barracks, B Troop

Vermont State Police

802-388-4919  x2768

Christopher.hein@vermont.gov

 

Middlesex/Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:17A302614

TROOPER: Todd Stackhouse                                       

STATION: VSP-Middlesex                    

CONTACT#:802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 06/30/2017 0900 hours

LOCATION: East Warren Rd, Warren, VT

VIOLATION: Motor Vehicle Crash

 

OPERATOR: Jason Kelley                                                               

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Northfield, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Troopers were notified of a 1 vehicle crash with no injuries, located on East Warren Rd near Ridge View Rd in the town of Warren, VT. Upon arrival, a 2013 Ryder Truck was found flipped on its passenger side, off the right shoulder of the roadway facing north. The operator, Jason Kelley advised he was traveling north when he was run off the road by an oncoming work van that travelled into his lane and failed to stop. No other description was given of the van and there was no roadway evidence found on scene. Waitsfield Fire Department assisted in the clean up of leaking fluids and Action Towing towed said vehicle. East Warren Road was closed temporarily while Action Towing recovered the vehicle.

 

 

Trooper Todd C. Stackhouse

Vermont State Police

1080 US Rt. 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

802-229-9191

 

VSP/Burglary/Guilford/17B104100

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B104100

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Max Trenosky                            

STATION:  VSP: Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-254-2382

 

DATE/TIME: 06-30-17 0830-1130 am

INCIDENT LOCATION: Tater Lane Guilford

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On June 30, 2017 at approximately 1130 am, the Vermont State Police was contacted about a residential burglary on Tater Lane in the town of

Guilford.  Upon arrival it was determined someone had forced a side door to a residence by booting the door.  Items taken from the residence included a flat

screen TV and cosmetic jewelry.  The homeowner suspects that the forced entry occurred between 0830-1130 on June 30.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police - Westminster barracks at (802) 722-4600 or

call the State Police Crime Information Tip Line at (802) 241-5355.  Anonymous crime tips can also be sent using your mobile device. Text the keyword VTIPS to

the shortcut CRIMES 274687 and share the tip you have about a crime.

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: No

COURT DATE/TIME:            

COURT:

LODGED - LOCATION:     

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE or INDICATE NOT AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

Headquarters / Vermont State Police joins Operation Dry Water

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

MARINE DIVISION

 

Vermont State Police joins Operation Dry Water

 

Williston, Vermont (June 30, 2017) The Vermont State Police will be participating in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI). The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths associated with alcohol and drug use on our waterways.

 

Operation Dry Water weekend, June 30-July 2, is the national weekend of amplified enforcement of boating under the influence laws and recreational boater outreach. Vermont State Police is reaching out to our community and to the entire recreational boating community as part of the yearlong Operation Dry Water campaign to inform and educate boaters about the hazards and negative outcomes associated with boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

 

"Recreational boating is a fun and enjoyable activity. Consuming alcohol while on the water can hinder that experience and create a dangerous scenario for you, your friends and family, and others on the water,” says Sergeant Trevor Carbo, Marine Division Commander. “Alcohol impairs judgment and reaction time on the water just as is does when driving a car, even more so because of the added stressors of sun, heat, wind, noise and the vibrations of the boat. The Vermont State Police wants everyone to have a great summer on the water, and to do that you’ve got to stay safe and stay sober while underway.”

 

As Operation Dry Water weekend and the July 4th holiday approaches, law enforcement and recreational boating safety volunteers will be out on the water educating boaters about safe boating practices and removing impaired operators from the water. Vermont State Police supports these efforts as they go a long way in ensuring the safety of recreational boaters and water sport enthusiasts.

 

Tips to staying safe on the water:

 

  • Boat sober. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths*. Alcohol and drugs use impairs a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time.
  • Wear your life jacket. 83% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket*.
  • Take a boating safety education course. 77% of deaths occurred on boats where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction, where instruction was known*.

 

Boaters can take the pledge to boat safe and boat sober, and find more information about boating under the influence at operationdrywater.org.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Sergeant Trevor Carbo

802-878-7111

 

###

 

Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

Scott.waterman@vermont.gov

 

Vermont Emergency Management Release - Weekend Flooding Possible

Press Release

Vermont Emergency Management

June 30, 2017

11:30 a.m.

 

Contact:

Mark Bosma, Vermont Emergency Management: 802-839-6717

National Weather Service: 802-862-8711

 

Vermonters Urged to Exercise Caution in Floods

This weekend and always

 

WATERBURY – The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for the northern half of Vermont, from 11 a.m. Friday until late Saturday night.  Heavy rain Thursday night and Friday morning have saturated the ground in many areas and additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms, some with heavy rainfall, are expected Friday and Saturday.

 

Vermonters are urged to keep an eye on the weather and exercise caution should flood conditions develop.  Check the forecast from time to time at www.nws.gov/btv or www.nws.gov/aly for updates on Watches and Warnings.  A Flash Flood Watch means flooding is possible, while a Flash Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or is imminent.

 

Anyone can receive weather Watches or Warnings directly to their cell phone or email through Vermont Alert.  VTAlert is a free service and users select what notifications they want and how they receive them.  Register at www.vtalert.gov.

 

Safety advice for floods and the weekend:

 

  • Never walk or drive through floodwaters.  Unseen washouts and currents can sweep away a person or a vehicle.  Respect all road closures and detours.
  • Familiarize yourself with the best evacuation route, one that brings you over high ground.
  • If you live in an area that is prone to flooding move vehicles, mowers, lawn furniture, or anything that can be swept away, to higher ground.

 

Hazards will likely remain even after the rain stops and floodwaters recede as natural swimming holes in rivers and other waterways will have high levels and dangerous currents.  Before entering waterways closely monitor conditions and err on the side of caution if there is any doubt about its safety.  Help avoid tragedy.  Visit http://demhs.vermont.gov/news/swimming-hole-safety for more information.

 

Web resources to follow:

 

Vermont Alert: http://vtalert.gov

NWS Burlington: https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Burlington.gov or @NWSBurlington on Twitter

NWS Albany: https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Albany.gov or @NWSAlbany

VT Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/vermontemergencymanagement or @vemvt

 

Traffic Alert - Chittenden County

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Williston Barracks


Press Release - Highway/Traffic Notification


Please be advised numerous roadways around Chittenden County are starting to see coverage due to the volume of rainfall. Commuters should use caution when approaching water-covered roadways and leave appropriate amount of time for travel. 

New Haven Barracks / Unlawful Mischief, Theft of Services, Disorderly Conduct.

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B502172

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Brett Flansburg                      

STATION: New Haven                   

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 06/29/2017 0200 hours.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Kampersville Campground, Salisbury VT.

VIOLATION: Unlawful Mischief, Theft of Services, Disorderly Conduct.

 

ACCUSED: Kyle Kingsley                                             

AGE: 19

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT.

 

ACCUSED: Mckenzie Warden

AGE: 18

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT.

 

ACCUSED: Tyler Griffin

AGE: 20

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Leicester, VT.

 

VICTIM: Kampersville Campground.

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 06/29/2017, at approximately 0200 hours, the Vermont State Police responded

to Kampersville Campground in the Town of Salisbury for a report of a noise

disturbance.

 

Upon arrival Troopers met with employees of the campground. Employees informed

Troopers that several teens had broken into the campground, and had been

consuming alcohol. Along with the consumption of alcohol, Troopers learned the

teens were making unreasonable noise for several hours and had woken up several people in the

campground. The teens had also vandalized property belonging to Kampersville

Campground and several subjects staying there.

 

Troopers subsequently located Kyle Kingsley (19) of Vergennes VT along with

several intoxicated juveniles. Troopers arrested Kingsley and he was issued a

citation to appear in Addison County District Court, Criminal Division on

08/28/2017 at 1230 hours. 

 

Troopers later located Mckenzie Warden (18) of Vergennes, VT. Warden was

arrested and issued a citation to appear in Addison County District Court,

Criminal Division on 08/28/2017 at 1230 hours.

 

Troopers are still attempting to locate Tyler Griffin (20) of Leicester, VT. If

anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Griffin, please contact the

New Haven Barracks at (802) 388-4919 with any information.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/28/2017 1230 hours          

COURT: Addison County District Court, Criminal Division.

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

June 29, 2017

US Route 5

US Route 5 in Bradford is now open

 

 

Vermont State Police

St. Johnsbury

802-748-3111

 

Fw: House explosion - Bradford

 

VSP Press Release-House explosion, Bradford

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE/BRADFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT/BRADFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

 

       

CASE#: 17A403408

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Captain J.P. Sinclair-North Watch Commander                             

 

 

DATE/TIME: 06-29-17

LOCATION: 486 Upper Plain Road (US Rte 5) Bradford VT

VIOLATION:

 

ACCUSED:                                               

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 06-29-17 at approximately 1843 hours, E911 was alerted to a report of a house explosion at a residence located at 486 Upper Plain road in Bradford.  Multiple VSP Troopers, the Bradford Police Chief, Bradford fire department along with many other assisting mutual aid fire departments and rescue responded to the location.  Upon arrival they discovered the residential home at this address had some type of explosion that resulted in heavy damage to the structure. 

 

Police were able to ascertain that the homeowner was out of town and made contact with her.  They were advised that nobody was home at the time. 

 

An investigation team comprised of members of the Division of Fire Safety, VSP Fire Investigation Unit and the VSP bomb squad will start investigating the scene in the daylight hours of 06/30/17 after the remnants of the home are checked for stability and safety. 

 

 



 


Derby Barracks/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 

This July Fourth, Vermont State Police
Wants You to Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 

This year, as we celebrate our country’s birthday, thousands of families will take to their cars, driving to neighborhood cookouts, family picnics, and other summer festivities. Sadly, some of those families’ Independence Day will end in tragedy, as too many irresponsible people will decide to drink and drive. Unfortunately, their bad choices will have lasting effects on families. 

 

During the Fourth of July holiday period, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, and ends on Wednesday, July 5 at 5:59 a.m., police will be out in full force reminding drivers to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Law enforcement will travel the region, looking to put a stop to drunk driving. Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving and saturation patrols, and other enforcement efforts. These enforcement campaigns are vital to public safety, and save lives. Statistics show us that drunk driving is a deadly epidemic in our nation. In fact, in 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes—almost a third of all traffic fatalities nationwide. As you head out to enjoy the long weekend, keep the following in mind:

 

·         It is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Yet, over the 2015 Fourth of July holiday period (6 p.m. July 2 to 5:59 a.m. July 6), 146 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, and 92 people died in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .15 or higher – almost twice the legal limit.

·         During the 2015 Fourth of July holiday period, 46 percent of the young drivers (18 to 34 years old) killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes were alcohol-impaired (BAC of .08 or higher).

·         The rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes during the 2015 July Fourth holiday period was over three times higher at night than it was during the day.

·         This year, law enforcement in Orleans and Essex Counties is taking part in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign over the Fourth of July holiday to end drunk driving. This means increased enforcement with zero tolerance for those who drive impaired.

·         The number of drunk-driving fatalities during the 2015 July Fourth holiday period is no exception to this trend. From 2011 to 2015, there were 751 people killed in drunk-driving crashes over the Fourth of July holiday periods.

·         From 2014 to 2015, the number of overall drunk-driving-crash fatalities increased by 3 percent in the United States—from 9,943 people killed in 2014 to 10,265 in 2015.

·         Below is the breakdown for Vermont specific traffic related fatalities to date

 

--2017 Fatalities: 23 Total – 16 vehicle operators, 6 passengers, 1 pedestrian

 

--2017 Fatal Crash data known to-date (June 26, 2017):

2 double fatality crashes.

0 triple fatality crashes.

2 operators suspected as driving under the influence of alcohol only.

4 operators suspected as driving under the influence of drugs only.

4 operators suspected as driving under the influence of both alcohol & drugs

5 Active Cannabis – Delta 9 THC confirmed

10 operators suspected to be speeding.

6 operator(s) under suspended license.

0 person operating without a license.

2 Motorcyclist Fatalities

7 “Older Drivers” involved (Older Driver is defined as any person age 65 or older. & “involved” does not imply “fault”)

0 Junior License operators involved in fatal crashes.

1 Crashes involving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (“involving” does not imply “fault”)

 

·         --Total 23 Fatalities:

1 Pedestrian

0 Bicyclists  

11 Belted

7 Unbelted

2 Wearing Helmet/DOT Approved Helmet (Motor-Driven Cycles & ATV)

0 Not wearing Helmet/DOT Approved Helmet (Motor-Driven Cycles)

0 Improperly Restrained/Incorrect use of Belt or Child Safety Seat

2 Unknown Restraint Use

39% Of all fatalities: involving vehicles with seatbelts available were

Unbelted. This percentage does not consider the 1 unknown

restraint cases. (Sum of “Belted” & “Unbelted”, divided into “Unbelted”)

 

***The above-mentioned data is preliminary as final investigation reports and toxicology are still pending in many cases.  There have been (2) more fatalities added in past 24 hours for a revised total of 25 deaths.

 

·         If you wish to see additional statewide crash information, please go to the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance web page at: http://vermonthighwaysafety.org. The opening page counts are updated as soon as we are notified of a fatal crash. If you wish further detailed queries, just let me know.

 

Know You’re Going to Party? Make a Plan.

No matter the occasion, drinking and driving have deadly consequences—and it can cost you your freedom. A DUI arrest costs, on average, $10,000, but the punishment doesn’t end with the financial burden. Arrested drunk drivers face jail time, the loss of their driver licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other hefty expenses, from car towing and repairs to attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, and more.

 

So, what’s the best bet for a safe ride home? Before the fun even starts, plan your safe ride home with our helpful tips.

 

·         Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely.

·         Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app available on Google Play for Android devices: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide&hl=en), and Apple’s ITunes Store for IOS devices: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferride/id950774008?mt=8). SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up.

·         If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact the Vermont State Police.

·         Know a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

 

Remember, with all of today’s options for getting home safely, there’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. Driving impaired is never worth the risk, not to yourself or anyone else. If law enforcement pulls you over for drunk driving this Fourth of July, you can count on being arrested.

 

For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov.

 

 

_____________________

Sergeant Andrew Jensen

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

(802) 334-8881

 

New Haven/Criminal DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
        
CASE#: 17B502181
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Silva                              
STATION: New Haven                      
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: June 29, 2017 at 17:12 Hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: VT Route 22a, Panton
VIOLATION: Driving while License Suspended 

ACCUSED: Jason Deering                                               
AGE: 34
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Port Henry, NY


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  

     On June 29, 2017 at approximately 17:12 hours, Troopers from the New Haven
Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on a tan Chevy Blazer on VT Route 22A in
the Town of Panton. Investigation revealed that the operator's license to
operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended in the State of Vermont.
Deering was subsequently arrested and transported to the New Haven Barracks for
processing. Deering was released on citation to appear at the Addison County
Courthouse on August 21, 2017 at 12:30 hours to answer to the charge of Driving
while License Suspended. 


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: August 21, 2017 at 12:30 hours            
COURT: Addison
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     
BAIL: N/A





*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.



Tpr. Tyler Silva

Vermont State Police

B Troop-New Haven

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, Vermont 05472

Tel: 802-388-4919

Fax: 802-453-7918